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Study finds the children of same sex couples are perfectly fine

Study finds the children of same sex couples are perfectly fine

A new review of multiple studies into the well being of children raised by same sex parents has concluded that there is no difference between them and children raised by opposite sex parents. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia the researchers found that children raised in same-sex parented families did as well emotionally, socially and […]

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Are penises getting bigger, or are we just being hopeful?

Are penises getting bigger, or are we just being hopeful?

A recent study conducted in the United Kingdom found that men’s penises were possibly getting larger. The study which surveyed over 3,000 men and found that the average length of an erect penis among men aged between 18 – 34 was 6.1 inches. The study contradicts an earlier 2016 study, which involved over 15,000 British […]

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New study shows strong community support for gay men

New study shows strong community support for gay men

A new study out of Victoria’s Swinburne University of Technology has shown strong community acceptance of gay men in Australia. The report, entitled ‘Support for gay men: An Australian study’ surveyed just under 600 heterosexual identifying people and found that 87% of Australians would support and accept a gay male friend, while 74% support same-sex […]

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US: Are LGB Teens More Likely to Get Pregnant?

US: Are LGB Teens More Likely to Get Pregnant?

A new study from the US published in the American Journal of Public Health reveals that teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual may be at a higher risk of unplanned pregnancy than their heterosexual peers. Over 9000 New York City high school students were interviewed for the study, entitled ‘Sexual Orientation and Risk […]

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Organisations Unite Against Homophobia in Sport

Organisations Unite Against Homophobia in Sport

The Australian Human Rights Commission is working with the Australian Sports Commission and nation-wide Australian gay rugby competition the Bingham Cup to tackle homophobia in sports. Australia’s not for profit LGBTI employer support program has been commissioned to develop a Pride in Sport Index to help Australian sporting bodies measure themselves on inclusiveness. The Australian […]

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Study Reveals Social Isolation for LGB Australians in Outer Suburbs

A new study undertaken by researchers at the University of Sydney has shed a light on levels of social isolation for lesbian, gay and bisexual Australians living in inner metro, outer metro and rural areas. The study had 1306 participants from various urban and rural locations across Australia, all identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual. […]

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WA Researchers Release First Australian Trans Mental Health Study

WA Researchers Release First Australian Trans Mental Health Study

Researchers at WA’s own Curtin University have completed the First Australian National Trans Mental Health Study, which examined the mental health of transgender people. The study was funded by beyondblue and is the largest of its kind in Australia. Researcher Matt Tilley, who is a Clinical Professional Fellow in Curtin’s School of Public Health, spoke […]

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Research Links Psychological Distress and Drug Use in LGBT Community

Research Links Psychological Distress and Drug Use in LGBT Community

A report created by researchers at LaTrobe University has revealed links between psychological distress and drug use among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Australians. The report, entitled ‘A Closer Look at Private Lives 2’, is a new analysis of a nationwide survey funded by beyondblue and The Movember Foundation. Almost 4000 LGBT Australians were surveyed. […]

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Is the HIV Virus Evolving?

Is the HIV Virus Evolving?

A major Oxford University study shows that HIV’s capacity to cause AIDS is slowing.  The paper suggests that the virus might be evolving becoming less fatal and aggressive as it adjusts to our immune system and therapies. The study across more than 2,000 women from Botswana and South Africa appears in ‘Proceedings of the National Academy […]

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Study Shows Increase in Gay Acceptance Worldwide

Study Shows Increase in Gay Acceptance Worldwide

A new study by researchers at NORC at the University of Chicago and the LGBT think-tank Williams Institute has shown a general increase in LGBT acceptance across the world. The study, entitled ‘Public Attitudes toward Homosexuality and Gay Rights across Time and Countries’, examined the responses to 2000 survey questions asked in hundreds of surveys […]

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